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synonyms for straighten

  • rectify
  • uncoil
  • align
  • arrange
  • compose
  • correct
  • even
  • level
  • neaten
  • order
  • tidy
  • unbend
  • uncurl
  • unfold
  • unravel
  • unsnarl
  • untwist
  • make plumb
  • make straight
  • put in order
  • put perpendicular
  • put straight
  • put to rights
  • put upright
  • put vertical
  • set to rights
  • smarten up
  • spruce up
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antonyms for straighten

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  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • disorganize
  • disperse
  • mess up
  • mix up
  • scatter
  • bend
  • curve
  • move
  • twist
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How to use straighten in a sentence

The third is a party whose leaders force reality onto the base, figuring out how to reclaim authority over conservative Americans and straightening out the media ecosystem that supports it.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TRIES TO FIGURE OUT THE PATH FORWARDPHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Patients self-report their pain levels using a survey that asks about pain during various activities, such as fully straightening their knee.
AI COULD MAKE HEALTHCARE FAIRER—BY HELPING US BELIEVE WHAT PATIENTS SAYKAREN HAOJANUARY 22, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Salas said it was particularly important to get all of the facts straightened out.
CHULA VISTA POLICE CHIEF SAYS SHE DIDN’T KNOW DEPARTMENT SHARED DATA WITH FEDSGUSTAVO SOLISJANUARY 20, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
His initial charge was to straighten a scouting operation riddled by scandal.
NATIONALS SIGN 16-YEAR-OLD DOMINICAN SHORTSTOP ARMANDO CRUZ TO $3.9 MILLION BONUSJESSE DOUGHERTYJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I’m definitely going to vote, so I have to get it straightened out.
UNDECIDED VOTERS WEIGH IN: “I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW”NICK FOURIEZOSOCTOBER 14, 2020OZY
Then straighten your legs and slowly lower them until they’re hovering just above the floor.
TIME-CRUNCHED? TRY THIS EFFECTIVE 10-MINUTE WORKOUTHAYDEN CARPENTERSEPTEMBER 29, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Sometimes he’d help his social studies teacher, a young woman in her first year on the job, straighten up her classroom.
THE STUDENTS LEFT BEHIND BY REMOTE LEARNINGBY ALEC MACGILLISSEPTEMBER 28, 2020PROPUBLICA
Sometimes they would ask patients to straighten their hair before the tests, Etienne learned.
BRAINWAVES OF PEOPLE WITH COARSE, CURLY HAIR ARE NOW LESS HARD TO READLAURA SANDERSMAY 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The newsboys began to call—the young nurse woke up and began to straighten her hair.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
But, now, to straighten out this coil; to shake himself finally free of Chloe, and make Daphne happy again!
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAIGHTEN

  • accord
  • allocate
  • arrange
  • clarify
  • conclude
  • conform
  • coordinate
  • doctor
  • fiddle with
  • fine-tune
  • fix up
  • grade
  • methodize
  • modify
  • organize
  • reconcile
  • regulate
  • settle
  • sort
  • standardize
  • straighten
  • systematize
  • tally
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